How I saved 10 CHF by changing my mobile plan

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After saving on my car insurance and reducing my rent, I decided to see if I could save money on my phone plan. Before I already had a very cheap mobile plan for my mobile phone. I was using M-Budget Maxi One with 2GB of data per month for 29 CHF per month. This is pretty cheap as Switzerland goes. However, I’m very rarely using mobile data on my phone. I’ve got WiFi at work, WiFi at home and WiFi at the gym. Some restaurants are also starting to have WiFi. But this is not a lot in Switzerland, compared to countries like China and the United States.

So I decided to switch to the M-Budget Mini One plan with 600 MB of data per month for 19 CHF per month. This will save me 10 CHF per month (120 CHF per year). It’s not a big saving but it’s a correct one and an easy one. I’ll have to be a bit careful about using my phone when going out, but it should be fine. Since there are no delays, I can also switch back to Maxi One if I cannot keep below the limit. But this should be fine. This month, I’ve use less than 60 MB on my phone.

So, if you pay a lot for your phone plan, be sure to check if there are no alternatives that could be more frugal and try to save some money! Even if your mobile plan is a small part of your budget, you should still pay only for what you need!

What about you ? How are you saving money ? Do you have a better option for mobile plan ?

2 thoughts on “How I saved 10 CHF by changing my mobile plan”

  1. Greetings from Geneva,

    On my end I used Lycamobile for data only when I arrived in Switzerland. It was 5 CHF/GB or so, I had a usage of 1.5 GBmonth usually. This amounted to 8 CHF/month or so.

    Then I had switched to Sunrise for unlimited SMS/MMS, calls to Sunrise and 3 favourite numbers and 1.5 GB/month for 18 CHF/month.

    Growing a bit frustrated with Sunrise, I jumped on a promotional offer from Salt: Calls, SMS/MMS and 4G unlimited in Switzerland for 19 CHF/month.
    I did have to sign up for 2 years, but Sunrise’s best efforts offer for a comparable plan without commitment was 36 CHF/month.

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    I use public transportation to go to work (Geneva to Nyon and back) and I love to travel by train/bus/boat in Switzerland so having a lot of data is quite enjoyable for me.

    I get 100 Mbps on my phone at home in Geneva. I’ll stress test it a bit more and might switch from my 100/100 Sunrise fiber that costs me 50 CHF/month to a 4G modem + Salt at 19 CHF/month

    1. I have to admit that I’m a bit biased to Swisscom network. I’ve had so many issues with Sunrise network that I don’t want to deal with other networks than Swisscom now. Even if it means lower prices.

      I didn’t know Lycamobile has so cheap packs, that’s really great. I knew that Salt have some really great offers, but again Swisscom bias 😛

      If I had to use public transportation, I would take unlimited I think too.

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